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Reports and transactions (Cardiff Naturalists' Society), 1900-1981

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Vol. LXV 1932

The Manors of Michaelston-Le-Pit and Wrinstone and their early owners

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them to Colonel Philip Jones. His descendant Robert Jones,
of Fonmon, disposed of them at the end of the 18th century,
and the manors again became separated, Wrinstone passing to
the Jenner estate and Michaelston to the Rous family.
Of Wrencheston castle, long described as in ruins, no
traces are to be seen beyond disturbed ground on the site
now occupied by Wrinston farm buildings. Near Wenvoe
there are ruins said to be of Walston castle. On the opposite
bank of the brook, a little south of Wrinstone, more tangible
evidence of a medieval building is embodied in the farm-
house of Bovehill or Bovill (now labelled "Beauville," in bad
French, on the modern map), in the parish of St. Andrews.
Its purport and history are alike unknown, unless the division
of the great lordship of Dinas Powis into two moieties in the
14th century implied also the necessity of a second castle.
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